Search Results: "Ayad Akhtar"


BOOK REVIEW

AMERICAN DERVISH by Ayad Akhtar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2012

"Engaging and accessible, thoughtful without being daunting: This may be the novel that brings Muslim-American fiction into the commercial mainstream."
Actor/playwright/filmmaker Akhtar makes a compelling debut with a family drama centered on questions of religious and ethnic identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"A large premise yields slight results."
Seeking to illuminate the emotional relationship between people and things, a psychiatrist examines objects from Beanie Babies to a "Roboslapper" through the lens of literature, academic sources and his personal observations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 28, 2011

"A helpful reference for those familiar with the topic; a compelling but confusing jumping-off point for those who wish to know more."
An English-language collection of the sayings and lessons of an important Muslim teacher. Read full book review >